SHAILESH R SINGH
Modi government taking several steps to incentivise renewable energy sector: R. K. Singh
The government is facilitating developers by allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 100% through the automatic route. Moreover, Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses for inter-state sale of solar and wind power shall also be waived for renewable projects commissioned by December 2022.
Modi government plans big on wind power; projects of 12,162.50 MW capacity awarded so far
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UK General Election to throw up good result for Indian-origin candidates
"The next Parliament looks set to be our most-diverse ever - with more ethnic minority candidates likely to be elected whichever way the political pendulum swings on election night," says an analysis by the British Future think tank. The ethnic minority surge in the no. of MPs is expected to include all the Indian-origin MPs from the last election, except Labour's Keith Vaz.
Power generation in October fell over 12% to 98,887 MU
Power generation during April-October of 2019-20 rose 1.15 per cent to 7,57,946 MU from 7,49,314 MU in 2018-19, Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said in a reply to Rajya Sabha.
State government departments owe Rs 41,700 crore to discoms: Power Minister
The minister also informed that aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses have come down to about 18 per cent from 22 per cent. "As a result of UDAY, some improvement has happened. The losses in AT&C have come down from 22 per cent to about 18 per cent. So there has been some progress, though the progress could have been better," Singh said.
Power ministry has asked states to lower tariffs: R K Singh
Earlier this year, the government has taken steps such as mandatory issuance of letter of credit to generating companies by discoms and single-day payment. Under single-day payment, discoms have to make payments a day in advance to procure power supply, which will be carrying cost.
100 GW installed solar power capacity by Dec ’22: How far has India reached yet
As per data reported by the Central Electricity Authority, a combined capacity of 13, 499.41 million units (MU) of solar power was generated during 2016-17, 25,871.07 MU during 2017-18, 39,268.20 MU during 2018-19 and 22,944.81 MU in 2019-20 (till September 2019).
MGNREGA may get linked with CPI-R
Ministry of rural development currently revises the unskilled wage rate under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme based on consumer price index for agricultural labour (CPI-AL) every year for all states/UTs. Besides, the wages are calculated using December month index only.
TV star Mohena Kumari Singh does a #ReUp, shares 'Uber Cool' selfie with PM Modi from her reception
Kumari Singh's reception took place in New Delhi on October 28.
Rising cases of rape: Centre says ready to explore stringent provisions in law
Responding to a discussion during Zero Hour in the wake of the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad, Rajnath Singh said he was falling short of words to condemn the heinous crime. "We are ready for discussions in the House so that stringent provisions in laws could be explored to give punishment to those involved in such ghastly incidents," he said.
Death penalty, lynching, castration of rapists demanded in RS
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected adjournment motions on the gang-rape and murder of a young woman veterinarian in Hyderabad but allowed members to make brief mentions on the same and other such incidents elsewhere in the country.
Maharashtra crisis: SC refers to previous judgements on floor test
On the matter of floor test for Maharashtra, the SC referred to its past decisions on Karnataka, Uttarakhand, UP & Jharkhand where it had ordered similar exercise in times of political crisis. The apex court also mentioned its 2016 verdict in the case of Union of India vs Harish Chandra Singh Rawat in which it ordered the former CM to take a 'vote of confidence'.
R K Singh directs states to clear dues of power generating companies
The minister said that attracting investments is one of the major challenges that is being faced by the sector.
MS Dhoni knows the secret to a happy marriage, believes 55 is the real age for love
The cricketer said that he is an ideal husband.
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